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Prison re-entry programs: A solution to the recidivism problem

Did you know that more than 75 percent of released prisoners are rearrested within five years? That's according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. With more than 1 million individuals in prison at the end of 2014, that's a huge number...

source: By Danielle Wegert
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A provision in the 837-page special session bill implementing the state budget would allow people on parole to vote, completing a decade-long effort to end felony disenfranchisement in Connecticut. Lawmakers attempted to restore access to the ballot box for people on parole...

source: The CT Mirror

As a parent who was involved in the juvenile system as a teenager, I know too well that children who are struggling should never be incarcerated and treated like criminals. Instead, they should be cared for as young people in need of restorative help. This May, dedicated...

source: Post News Group

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Janie Ocejo put her social work education and bilingual, bicultural background to work by supporting Madison’s Hispanic folks through positions at various community...

source: Sun Praire Star

Their work begins just after 8 a.m. each day. Five or six men are assigned to tend to each of three gardens, where more than a dozen varieties of fruits and vegetables are grown. There’s no irrigation system. The men do it all — from manually watering the crops...

source: The Associated Press via Times-News

A California appellate panel has rejected the state’s policy of detaining individuals with psychiatric and intellectual disabilities in county jails — often for months or even years — while waiting for them to...

source: Courthouse News Service

When San Francisco police seized seven kilos of powder-filled baggies containing the deadly opioid fentanyl last week, the city’s police chief warned the bust contained “enough lethal overdoses to wipe out San...

source: The Guardian

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